The 2009 Chevrolet Equinox, a mid-size SUV that seats five, gets head-curtain side-impact airbags and satellite radio. While Chevy Equinox trim levels are available with a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive, all except the Sport model are equipped with a 3.4L V6 engine that provides 185 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque, coupled to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The Sport model boasts a 3.6L V6 generating 264 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque powered by a 6-speed automatic with manual shift control. Both Chevy Equinox engines achieve the same EPA fuel economy estimates, which are 17 mpg city/24 mpg hwy and 20 mpg combined. Mileage on the AWD differs by 1 less city mpg with the 3.6L engine. Chevrolet Equinox standard equipment includes roof rack, air-conditioning, tilt-table steering column, flat-folding front passenger seat and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat. Cruise control, full power accessories, automatic headlights, a driver information center and a CD player with an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio are also standard.